Bloomington Police Investigate Death of Unknown Person Struck by Train

Staff report

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. — July 6, 2023

The Bloomington Police Department is investigating the death of an unknown individual who was struck by a train on Tuesday morning. According to the Bloomington Police Summary, the incident occurred at the intersection of West 3rd Street and South Johnson Avenue.

At approximately 4:08 a.m. on July 5, 2023, officers responded to a report of an individual who had been hit by a train. Upon arrival at the scene, authorities discovered that the person was deceased. The identity of the individual has not been confirmed, and the police are working to positively identify the victim and notify the family.

Monroe County Coroner Joani Stalcup confirmed that her office also responded to the area of Johnson Avenue and Mueller Parkway, along with West 3rd Street, following the incident. An autopsy has been scheduled for today, July 6, 2023, in Terre Haute, to determine the cause and manner of death, as well as to aid in the identification process.

Coroner Stalcup stated, “We are currently working to positively identify the individual and properly notify the family once identification has been confirmed. Identification, cause, and manner of death will be released once this process has been completed and the family has been notified.”

Further details regarding the circumstances surrounding the incident are yet to be disclosed.

Anyone with information related to the incident should contact the Bloomington Police Department at: (812) 339-4477

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